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Old 05-26-2019, 05:40 AM   #1
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I was sitting in a mall parking lot the other day, when a young man about 25 years, old approached and said, "Cool ride". I thanked him, and he then asked jokingly, "Has it got a backup camera?". I said, "It has three.", and pointed to the mirrors. "What about collision avoidance?". I said, "It has two systems.", and pointed to my eyes. He was a bit surprised at my answers, so I went on to tell him the car also had locking steering, push button start and variable speed wipers controlled by the gas pedal. Looking a bit puzzled, he stepped back, took another look at the car, nodded his head and left. About five minutes later, I saw him leaving in a jacked up 4X4 with big tires, loud exhaust and lots of chrome. I'd guess his cool ride was worth about three or four times what my '46 is worth, but I wouldn't trade. I think my ride is a lot cooler!
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:42 AM   #2
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Did you mention the AC ?
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:43 AM   #3
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Well, that was one option I forgot. After all these years, the cowl scoop still works. Of couse the 4/60 AC always works. Four windows open and 60 MPH.
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:43 AM   #4
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Everywhere we take "Annabelle" people stop, look, chat about how cool she is. Folks, even big truckers honk, wave, give a thumbs up. At the stop lights people sometimes just look and smile. And better yet I get to drive this sweet ride.
She ain't loud, she ain't fast, but she sure is pretty. Chap
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:25 AM   #5
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At a recent carshow a man and his young son were looking inside my wagon. The young fellow looked at the inside of the roof and exclaimed "Dad, it looks like the inside of a lobster trap" Kids say the darndest things..Bill
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:44 AM   #6
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At many car shows I explain what a Flathead is. Usually,there is an overhead valve engine in something parked next to me. They are amazed how simple it is compared to today's rides. They almost all comment on how easy the spark plugs are reached to change them
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At a recent event I was parked next to a car set up for drag racing. Roll cage, big block, parachute, ect.. We found amusement in the fact that my car was also equipped with a big block.. In it`s day.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:09 AM   #8
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We all get a lot of "thumbs up" when we're out an about. Think it's just one more reason to enjoy the ride!!
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:30 AM   #9
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What's old is new.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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At a car show last Saturday a fellow commented that he could not believe how thin the heads were on my engine . I explained to him the way the valve system operates.
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Several years ago on a chilly November day one of my twin daughters (Early 30’s at the time) wanted to go for a spin in the newly acquired 1936 Phaeton. So, off we went and pretty soon she says, “Dad it’s cold, can you turn the heater on”? Nope, I said, doesn’t have one. “Can I roll the window up, she asked? Sure I said. “Where is the window handle”, she asked. Doesn’t have any windows, I said. Finally a somewhat exasperated millennial asked, “Can we go home dad”? They don’t make them like they used to. John
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:18 PM   #12
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Several years ago on a chilly November day one of my twin daughters (Early 30’s at the time) wanted to go for a spin in the newly acquired 1936 Phaeton. So, off we went and pretty soon she says, “Dad it’s cold, can you turn the heater on”? Nope, I said, doesn’t have one. “Can I roll the window up, she asked? Sure I said. “Where is the window handle”, she asked. Doesn’t have any windows, I said. Finally a somewhat exasperated millennial asked, “Can we go home dad”? They don’t make them like they used to. John
Partly true: Kids are still made the old fashioned way, they just don't turn out like they used to.
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The 6 year old grandson of our good friends was over at our house. He climbed in the back seat of our '39 Deluxe Fordor. Once he discovered the window crank and rolled the window up and down, he proclaimed, "This is the funnest car I've ever been in!!!"...from the mouth of babes!!!
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:17 PM   #14
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its they same the world over at times moreso since we drive rh and my 39 is still lh
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My grandson was in my new ride - 32 5 Window - and wanted to know how to roll down the window since he could not find the button. I pointed to the window crank and he pulled it but did not turn it. I told him turn it clockwise to close, counter clockwise to open. He just looked at me for a few seconds and then said “that’s pretty ingenious for something so old...” Oh boy.....
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That 4x4 in the first post wasn't worth more, it just cost more.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:22 AM   #17
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10-4 on the 4x4 !!! I'm blessed, as my 30 year old grandson loves my 52 Vic & wants to learn to drive a 3 on a tree with overdrive the next time he's in town!
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:20 PM   #18
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My girlfriend is amazed at how simple these old cars are.Simple but inconvenient and no warning lights. She really likes her fairly new BMW.That is, until the dash lit up with a message that said "Oil level sensor malfunction". No big deal....check the dipstick. Guess what? No dipstick! That's the way it was made. $600 repair bill because the oil had to be changed, sensor had to be replaced and the computer had to be reset. Now THAT'S inconvenient.
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Reading all this has given me more laughs since Abbet& Costollo.
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Everyday [and with my work in the building industry] As humans we think we're getting smarter, but in reality we're just getting dumber! We have so many gadgets and useless extras when it comes to cars alone.. now they can even brake for you and park?? I mean WTF if you cant do this why are you even driving without those skills? The most simplest of skills are being taken away day by day... Aghhh don't get me started !! ........
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